Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Professor of International Relations
University of Oxford
United Kingdom


Kalypso Nicolaïdis is Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. She was previously associate professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is currently chair of the Oxford Working Group on Brexit. She also chairs Southeastern European Studies at Oxford and is Council member of the European Council of Foreign Relations.

In 2012-2013, she was Emile Noel-Straus Senior Fellow at NYU Law School (2012-2013). In 2008-2010, she was a member of the Gonzales reflection group on the future of Europe 2030 set up by the European Council. She also served as advisor on European affairs to George Papandreou in the 90s and early 2000s, the Dutch government in 2004, the UK government, the European Parliament, the European Commission, OECD and UNCTAD.

She has published widely on the internal and external aspects of European integration as well as global affairs in numerous journals including inter alia in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, International Organization.

Her last book is: Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit (crowdfunded through UNBOUND publishers, 2019). Her other books include: The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost? (w/Sternberg and Gartzou-Katsouyanni, Palgrave, 2010) Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies(ed w/ Sebe and Maas, IB Tauris, 2015), Normative Power Europe Revisited (ed w/ Whitman, Journal Conflict and Cooperation, 2013), European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Context (ed w/ Lacroix, OUP, 2010), as well as The Federal Vision (2001) and The Greek Paradox: Promise vs Performance (1997).

She is a graduate of Sciences-Po (Diplome Service Public, 1982; DEA Economie Internationale) and received her PhD from Harvard in Political Economy and Government in 1993. More information –including publications- can be found on her website: http://kalypsonicolaidis.com/